Yesterday we celebrated my Nana and Papa’s 50th wedding anniversary! What an accomplishment. The whole family was there and going at full volume! Everyone enjoyed it except Caden who thought it was a little too loud for his liking. He hasn’t had enough time to become acclimated to our family gatherings
Nana and Allie
My mom and Aunt Kelly with each other’s grandbabies
Nana surprised Papa with a slideshow of their life together. It was a huge hit and Papa said it was the best gift anyone ever gave him! It was so fun to see all the old pictures!
I hope you have many more happy years!!!
Caden gots billions of hugs and kisses during our day and a half Thanksgiving celebration. Adam and I were talking about how much can change in a year. Last Thanksgiving I didn’t even know I was pregnant and this Thanksgiving we have a smiling and cooing little boy! Needless to say we feel tremendously blessed!!! We started off the day by going down to my Dad’s house where Holly prepared a fabulous Thanksgiving spread. Caden got to meet yet another set of great-grandparents, Grandma and Grandpa Horn. We were terrible about taking pictures, but here is what we did take…
The whole bunch…
Next we came back home to have Thanksgiving dinner at our house with my mom, her boyfriend John, his son Donovan, my sister Allie, and her husband Justin. It was the first time I had ever hosted Thanksgiving. I was soo excited! I was feeling very prepared and proud of myself right up until my oven stopped working halfway through the turkey!!!!! My first Thanksgiving of all times!!! I called around and all my friends that live nearby were all away visiting their families. Luckily my next door neighbors were home and graciously let me use their oven. Kathy is a caterer so she even felt compelled to baste my turkey every 10 minutes for me! Too sweet!!! So right after everyone got there I brought home my turkey which I thought looked nice and golden brown. After letting it rest I started to carve it under Allie’s expert direction (she cooked her first turkey last weekend). It was still bloody!!! We stuck it back in my oven which miraculously decided to work again for what seemed like forever. Eventually we decided to just eat the breast which was cooked because the legs never finished cooking. Once we got it out on the table (an hour late) my mom kept telling everyone to eat all they wanted that there was a whole turkey in there (which of course was not edible because it was still raw!) Luckily we had plenty of food and the rest of the night went off without a hitch! I didn’t take any pictures because I was cooking. I don’t know what Adam’s excuse was! :) These are from my mom’s camera…
Adam and Caden were playing Caden’s favorite game- Mirror Peek-a-Boo
This is John holding Caden in his game day gear. Go UT!
Watching the game. Sorry Justin, the right team won
On Friday we went to The Nyholts because Liz had to deliver babies on Thanksgiving Day. We had a great time visiting and had the largest variety of turkey choices I have ever seen! Apparently Adam’s dad just kept picking up turkeys. There was fried, smoked, and roasted!!! Five turkeys in all! He was about to put on a ham, but that is where Denise drew the line Everything was delicious.
Martha, I mean John, displaying his smoked turkey
Sorry Liz, we may have set your baby plans back a few years…
Caden is sporting his new hat. More pictures to come in the hat
Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!!!
This month I felt like Caden’s little personality is starting to surface. By the end of the month he was really starting to smile and coo a lot which just melts my heart. His favorite toy by far is his floor gym. He is getting very good at batting all the toys and “dances” to the music. It is adorable! His is staring to put everything in his mouth, especially his hands and his lovies. He sucks on his blankets and our clothes and our fingers…. Here are some of my favorites from the month.
Caden on his way to his first play date. He didn’t play much but I enjoyed the company
Caden and I with Sara and Abigail. He’s catching up!
Caden and Aunt Allie. We took his paci out for the picture which explains the sad eyes
He wasn’t sure what he thought about KK kissing his little toes!
Everyone has a throne in their living room right?
He loves the dragonfly on the mobile.
Tummytime is always more fun with an audience.
His GG Mickler made him this outfit
I made this one look like it belonged on GG’s wall of old family pictures
It is hard to ride a giraffe when you can’t even sit yet!
Thats all for now…more to come…
I am lucky enough to still have my great-grandmother, Mamoye, alive. So that means that Caden has a great-great-grandmother!!! What a lucky little boy! These pictures were taken just a few weeks before Mamoye’s 99th birthday. She was born in 1910!!! Enjoy…
My Mom, Nana, Caden, Mamoye, and Me
This one is my favorite!!! It capture us perfectly. All talking at the same time!!!
I guess the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree
How many little boys get kissed by their great-great-grandmas?!?
Sleeping with Daddy. Sooo sweet…
He is starting to get very expressive.
I love this picture!!!
More faces of Caden. My favorite is the where he is stickin’ em up.
Adam snapped this while we were visiting Grandpa Jeff and Grandma Holly. Can you believe this is a candid? I love it!
Sydney is helping me pick out recipes for the week…
…while Abby is cuddling with Caden. I seem to always have three small beings in my lap at all times